Working remotely is a lot more common in today’s work culture than it used to be. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and not having to deal with a work commute! To work remotely you need to be informed and disciplined, so continue reading to learn some tips and tricks!

Environment: The first thing you need to take into consideration is your environment. Are you going to work at home or a local coffee shop? If you choose to work at your home, it’s important to designate a space that is strictly for working. It can be difficult to get productive work done sitting on the couch in front of the TV. Switching up your routine can be helpful too! Maybe work a few days at home and a couple of days in a local coffee shop or library. The goal is to have an environment the ensures productive and quality work.

Time: A misconception about working remotely is that people work less! This is far from the truth. Those that work remotely still work 40 hour weeks, but the time is more flexible. IF you are a morning person you might choose to start your work at 5 AM so you can be done in the early afternoon. The night owls, on the other hand, may choose to begin their work at 12 PM. It all depends on when you can do your best work.

Breaks: The best part about working remotely is that you can be more flexible with your breaks. Allow yourself the typical amount of breaks as you would get in a corporate office. It’s good for our brains to take a minute to reset throughout the day. Working remotely gives you the freedom to go to a workout class during your lunchtime or running an errand.

Communication: Since you are no longer a few offices down from your colleague, communication is key when you are working remotely! Have a routine schedule for conference calls with colleagues in order to stay up to date. This will help you feel more in the loop and collaborate on assignments and projects if you need to.

Working remotely is not for everyone, but has so many great perks! No longer experiencing the dreaded commute and cubicle living are just a few!

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